Suhan completed his training contract and spent 6 months as a qualified solicitor at Linklaters, before joining the Charity and Social Enterprise Department as a solicitor in November 2017. Having trained and qualified with a large city firm, Suhan gained experience in a variety of financial, capital markets and real estate transactions, including both detailed technical advice and large-scale cross-border projects.

Suhan now works on a broad range of charity and social enterprise matters, including charity formation and registration, general charity law, governance and legal structures, constitutional changes and compliance, regulatory compliance, and commercial contracts.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Advising on the formation and registration of new charities and social enterprises, including CIOs
  • Advising on grant funding agreements and conditions and commercial participator agreements
  • Advising on constitutional and operational issues for charities and social enterprises, including advising on conflicts of interest, procedure and other governance matters
  • Acting on mergers between charity mergers and spin-outs
  • Advising charities on their engagement with the Charity Commission
  • Drafting commercial agreements and financial institution terms of business
  • Advising on the application of, and practical compliance with, financial regulatory regimes (including the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the EU Recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive)
  • Working on capital markets transactions such as medium term note programme updates and drawdowns, and standalone bond issuances
  • Multi-jurisdictional cross-border advice and project management

Qualifications and Career

  • BA Law (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford, 2013
  • LL.M in Professional Legal Practice (LPC), University of Law (Moorgate), 2015
  • Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters LLP, 2015 – 2017
  • Admitted as a solicitor in March 2017
  • Associate, Financial Regulation Group, Linklaters LLP, 2017
  • Solicitor, Charity and Social Enterprise Department, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP (since November 2017)

Pro Bono, Memberships and Appointments

  • Work with various international and local charities on legal pro bono projects, including Amicus and the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group